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Old 09-07-2016, 09:45 PM
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Simple - they usually allow meds brought in that pass screening for a few days until their med takes over. Once their medical department takes over, then they don't use the meds brought it. It has to be on their formulary. Hep C they don't give due to budget. Benzos they don't give at all, even if you bring them in, due to abuse. And there are other drugs not given once they determine they are not on the formulary. If you go in with a psychiatric condition and meds that cost $3K a month, guaranteed they will move you to a first or second generation psych med that costs $10 a month. It is rough.

You got it the first time because they didn't know what it was or how much it would cost THEM, and because they didn't know what the formulary said was the treatment. As soon as Medical saw him, they put him on the lowest cost alternative that met their formulary requirements.

Look, as soon as Soldari and the like become the Standard of Care, there's not going to be an alternative. Once it becomes the unequivocal Standard of Care, it's used to treat patients requiring the drugs. Before that, you're SOL.

Sucks because in the end it costs us more - more people are infected because he's infected, you risk infection, etc. But this is the short term way of keeping their med costs down along with their liability exposure.
This is not necessarily true across the board. My boyfriend was in the process of being treated with the harvoni for hep C when he was put in prison for violation of probation and the prison infirmary contacted is healthcare provider and I was tasked with picking up the medication every 2 weeks and bringing it to the prison so they could complete the course of treatment ..which by the way was successful and as the op states very expensive
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